Social Media At Con

April 1st 2014, 07:08 CDT

Anime Detour is almost here! If you want the latest information at con make sure to follow @animedetour on Twitter. Our offical hashtag for the year is #AD2014. Can't wait to see everyone this year and all the fun thats already in the works. See everyone Friday!

Overflow Hotel for Anime Detour - Update

March 26th 2014, 10:54 CDT

The Hotel team has expanded the block at the Crown Plaza for rooms.

Crowne Plaza Bloomington
5401 Green Valley Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437

Phone: 952-831-8000

Feel free to call in and ask to book the room under Anime Detour, or use Booking code ADT. We have also extended the reservation window with the Crowne Plaza until midnight on March 31st.

If you have any questions please contact the AD Hotel Department at

Anime Detour Mobile App

March 24th 2014, 10:00 CDT

Anime Detour is proud to announce the mobile app for both Android and iOS this year. To make the app this year we had to start from scratch so some Android users may notice a few features missing from last year. We will be putting those features back in for next year! 



Android app on Google Play iOS app on iTunes


Cosplay Contest news

March 23rd 2014, 21:13 CDT

The Cosplay Contest is full and no longer taking entries. If you have any questions, please stop by our table on Friday between noon and 6pm.

See you at Detour!

Overflow Hotel for Anime Detour

March 19th 2014, 19:22 CDT

We apologize for the short notice, but we would like to provide information regarding this year's overflow hotel.

Our overflow hotel this year is the Crowne Plaza Bloomington (5401 Green Valley Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437), and can be reached at 952-831-8000.

Feel free to call in and ask to book the room under Anime Detour, or use Booking code ADT. You can reserve a room at the Crowne Plaza until midnight on March 28th.

We will be having a shuttle on the hour marks to the Overflow to provide transit. 

If you have any questions please contact the AD Hotel Department at


Anime Detour Volunteers

March 17th 2014, 12:43 CDT

Attention attendees,

Are you interested in helping out at the con? If so, please check out our Volunteer Department Webpage for information on the different positions.

The following link will direct you to the requested volunteer hours for this year. AD Volunteer Requests


This year we also have a new prize layout:

2 hours: Small items.

4 hours: Access to the Volunteer Consuite.

6 hours: Invitation to the volunteer picnic + Pocky or Ramune.

8 hours: DVD or Manga.

10 hours: Volunteer T-shirt + Wall scroll/ Tumbler / CD / or Plushie.

12 hours: Season set.

14 hours: Series set.

16 hours: You will have to come to the con to find out.


Any questions, feel free to contact the volunteer department at

Fanfic Contest Deadline in 5 Days!

March 9th 2014, 21:21 CDT

Just a reminder that we will only be accepting entries into this year's fanfic contest until 11:59pm on Friday, March 14th. So, please send in your stories! We really want to read all of them and hand out prizes. So, help us fill our three weeks before Detour with lots of reading.

Video Events at Anime Detour

March 2nd 2014, 10:45 CST

Join us for several special video events in Atrium 7. On Friday April 4 at 8:45 PM there will be an advance screening of the English dub of Attack on Titan. On Saturday April 5 Anime Detour will be hosting the English dub premieres for the movie Space Battleship Yamato at 1:15 PM, and Karneval at 3:30 PM.

ATC's Anime Lounge is Coming to MarsCON!

March 1st 2014, 16:47 CST

On March 7th and 8th, Anime Twin Cities will host in Anime Lounge Room Part in room 225. Come join us in our laid back version of out room party as we enjoy watching Anime and AMVs and snacking on Girl Scout Cookies and other snacks. We are open from 5PM to 2 AM with Trivia games at 7 PM.  Pay close attention to our posters, you might win something!

Fanfiction Contest Submissions 2 week left!

February 28th 2014, 08:17 CST

The 2014 Anime Detour Fanfiction Contest submission deadline is March 14th. That means there are only two weeks for you to submit your literary tour de force. The contest team is eagerly awaiting all of your submissions, so we can go on a fic reading binge. Please, help make our fic reading awesome, entertaining, and moving. 

2014 Programming Schedule

February 17th 2014, 20:14 CST

The 2014 Programming schedule is now live! You can check it out at

You can also find the Gaming schedule currently at the same site. Keep checking in periodically for the addition of Photoshoots, Video, Room Parties, Guest Signings, and more as we get closer to the con.

Photoshoots at Anime Detour

February 3rd 2014, 19:12 CST

As many may have noticed the date for opening the photoshoot submission form has been pushed back a couple of times.  This is due to working to realocate some space and how it will be used this year.  We are opening the form till this weekend for people to submit photoshoots.  Please bear in mind though that this year we have limited space and time slots to host group photoshoots in so not all submitted might make the schedule. I will try and be fair when picking what ones do go on the schedule and what might not.  There will be a large backdrop in the garden court for scheduled group photoshoots to use but the space is around 20' x 20'.  People are more than welcome to host other photoshoots than what is on the schedule but will be responsible for finding a location to host it in. 


Again I apologize for the lateness in this but as we are always trying new things at Anime Detour we sometimes live and learn.

Hotel reservation confirmations and Room Parties booking

January 29th 2014, 11:24 CST

If you have made a reservation with the DoubleTree and not recieved an email (first check your spam), but you made it to the payment processed page and were shown/given an ACK# (ex. 328M9C7E3) then you have a reservation in the system and you are set.  If you would like a new email sent please email the hotel team and ask for a "new reservation acknowledgement" to be sent.  We will process it in due course, but give us some time.

If you are a room party, you will recieve instructions from the Room Parties department when they have finalized their selections and room assignments on how to book a room.  Rooms are held for room parties in a separate block.

Anime Detour Cosplay Registration Now Open!

January 26th 2014, 15:21 CST

Have a costume for Detour and want to show it off? Enter the Cosplay Contest!

Sign-up process and rules can be found here.


2014 Guests Finalized!

January 22nd 2014, 11:56 CST

We are pleased to announce our final guest list for 2014, including two Japanese guests! Given our theme this year is 'The Manga was Better', it only made sense to bring a manga artist and so we did! This year we have five new guests in addition to seven returning guests and two featured Artists. Our new guests this year are Arina Tanemura, Dai Sato, Chris Cason, Tony Oliver and Christopher Jones.

You can see the full list at

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